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2003 Seldovia Summer
Solstice Music Festival
Start - Susan Mumma, Judith Lethin, and Mayor Dick Wyland  Matanuska Thunder Pluckers  Mike Campbell Anna Stange
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This year's festival was be held in the SBE School's facilities.
The Festival was Fantastic!

Alaska State Council on the Arts
Mega Sponsor

Dimond Center Hotel

Spenard Building Supply

Wells Fargo Bank
Great Northern Airlines
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Stranik

Hopkins Brothers Construction

Seldovia Chamber of Commerce

Across the Bay Tent & Breakfast Adventure Co.

Seldovia Rowing Club
Seldovia Island Resort
Benefit Consulting Services
East Homer Elementary School, Grade 6

Fantasy North

Gerry's Place B&B

The Lowell Suydam Family
Mike & Mary Webber
Boardwalk Hotel
Eagle's Loft B&B
Mary West
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Swan House


"Todd Phillips, David Grier & Matt Flinner
Matt Flinner, Todd Phillips and David Grier
are considered to be among today's finest acoustic instrumentalists.
Todd Phillips:Two-time Grammy-award winning bassist
David Grier: Three-time International Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year
Matt Flinner: Two
-time Winfield National Champion

Seldovia's Talent - Kirby, Carrie, and friends
Esther Golton
Esther Golton and Katie Hopper
Steve Sutherland and Patti GreenTom Begich
Sadie Mumma
Rick Brooke and Laura HallRadoslav Lorkovic
Robin Hopper
Robin Hopper and Daughter with Esther Golton
Kirsten Angel sings with the Midnight StarlightElizabeth Santoro on base with one of the groups she was inMr. & Mrs. Mike Cambell - their Anniversary at the Festival

Siol - Laura Hall, Rick Brooks, Tom Lambert, Liz Santoro
Hawkeye Herman
"Hawkeye" Herman
Recipient of the Blues Foundation's 1998 "Keeping the Blues Alive" Award for achievement in education.
With over 30 years of performing experience,
exemplifies the range of possibilities in acoustic blues.

Mark Nelson Winfield National Champion,is considered one of the nation's premier mountain dulcimer players. With a recording and touring career that encompasses some twenty years, ten recordings, three videos and numerous books (Mel Bay Publications), Mark remains active in both the dulcimer and new acoustic music worlds. He has performed at festivals, colleges, workshops, and concerts across the United States and Canada.

Other Great Performers.......
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Robin Hopper Mike Campbell Rick Brooks Midnight Starlight Esther Golton Anna Stange Tom Begich Patric Doyle Dan McElrath Siol_Laura Hall & Tom Lambert Steve Sutherland Deb Wessler & (Nile Hamaker  not pictured)

Review of Festival by Susan Mumma
From the outside, we saw a tremendous two day event take place: three shows with nationally recognized entertainers, Hawkeye Herman, Mark Nelson, Todd Phillips, David Grier and Matt Flinner as lead performers and spiced up with notable performers from around the United States and Alaska. All three performances were well attended, two with standing room only.

I saw blues guitar,(Hawkeye Herman) belly dancing(Rowan Mulvey), slack key guitar(Mark Nelson) and beginning finger picking guitar workshops(Earl Mullins) all stuffed to capacity. A question and answer demonstration lead by headline performers(Phillips, Grier and Flinner ) was packed. Folks in the beginning finger-style guitar workshop asked for a second session and stayed until way after 5pm working with their teacher to learn more. I saw a children's workshop (Anna Stange) that had children laughing, singing and dancing. I saw perfomers playing music around town (Mike Campbell and Robin Hopper) and walking the Otterbaun with a song on their lips and in their hearts.

I would like to applaud again performers, Tom Begich, Karen Boylan , Ellen Lockyer, Rick Brooks, Mike Campbell, Patric Doyle, Esther Golton, Robin and Katie Hopper, Radoslav Lorkovic, Kurt Gisclair, Dan Harter, Wit Sheard, Mike Tona, Maureen Kelly, Tom Lambert, Elizabeth Santoro, Kirsten Angell, Earl and Alice Mullins, Rowan Mulvey, Laura Lea Hall, Anna Stange, Steve Sutherlin, Patti Green, Deb Wessler and Nile Hamker, Kirby Corwin, Kari Hendricks and Jim Wagger and Sadie Mumma. To these graceful artists…. BRAVO!!!!

Special Saturday morning activities: Tide Pool Walk with
Marilyn Sigman, Biologist, Center for Alaska Coastal Studies and
a Historical Walking Tour with Savannah Lewis.

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